Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key), a Japanese word for Universal Life Force Energy, is a harmless and effective, ancient, hands-on therapeutic technique, re-discovered over 100 years ago by Dr Mikao Usui, whereby the practitioner can assist the clients to help themselves spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. It is completely safe and non-invasive and can be used without fear of any side effects or overdose. Reiki is being used in GP surgeries, hospices, cancer support groups, and care of the elderly. It is a gentle but powerful technique which restores the natural balance of the body. You do not have to believe in Reiki to make it work for you.

The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is a very simple process. The recipient simply lies on a couch and relaxes. If they are unable to lie down the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for the recipient to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki will pass through anything, even plaster casts. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body. The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms.

Rain Webster

Rain has been working as a Reiki therapist at Cancerkin since March 2010.  She began as a volunteer then took up a permanent position in July 2010.  During this time Rain has gathered much experience working with and supporting people mainly with breast cancer but also with many other health and emotional issues.  She was inspired to pursue work in this field after she saw the relaxing and supportive effect Reiki could have for cancer patients she encountered in her own healing practice.

After conducting her Reiki training in 2001, Rain went on to train in Gaia Eternal Light healing and Vibrational Medicine and set up her own healing practice. Rain is a sensitive  and compassionate practitioner experienced in working with many different conditions and people. She has gone on to study Reconnective Healing and Metratronic Healing. Rain is a member of the British Register of Complementary Practitioners.


Cancerkin’s complementary caring services are available to patients with breast cancer, free of charge for a series of sessions, regardless of where they have been treated.

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